The Power Plant

Scavenger Hunt

Micah Lexier

Ongoing Exhibition

Jun 23 2023 – Mar 24 2024

Micah Lexier, Scavenger Hunt (The Power Plant), 2023. Five metal letters, map, statement, custom-minted coins. Courtesy the artist and Birch Contemporary, Toronto. Installation view: in parallel, The Power Plant, 2023. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

Micah Lexier, Scavenger Hunt (The Power Plant), 2023. Five metal letters, map, statement, custom-minted coins. Courtesy the artist and Birch Contemporary, Toronto. Installation view: in parallel, The Power Plant, 2023. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

Next time you visit us, look out for five white metal letters scattered around the interior and exterior of The Power Plant building. Can you find all five letters and use them to spell one or more words? If so, tell the person at the front desk and you will be given a prize.

Scavenger Hunt (2023) is a work by Tkaronto (Toronto)-based artist Micah Lexier. Interested in the acts of making, collecting, storing, and organizing, Lexier’s projects over the years have taken on many forms, including large-scale installations, DIY activity booklets, and jigsaw puzzles. His interest in language and its multiple permutations has inspired this playful work that invites you to explore our iconic building.

This work was presented as part of in parallel (2023), a group exhibition that brought together six artists from Tkaronto and surrounding areas in homage to The Power Plant’s inaugural 1987 exhibition, Toronto: A Play of History (Jeu d’histoire). The second in a two-part exhibition, this chapter of in parallel focused on language-based practices, as well as an engagement with materiality and technology intended to renew traditional ways of making art.

Micah Lexier, Scavenger Hunt (The Power Plant) (detail), 2023. Five metal letters, map, statement, custom-minted coins. Courtesy the artist and Birch Contemporary, Toronto. Installation view: in parallel, The Power Plant, 2023. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

Micah Lexier, Scavenger Hunt (The Power Plant) (detail), 2023. Five metal letters, map, statement, custom-minted coins. Courtesy the artist and Birch Contemporary, Toronto. Installation view: in parallel, The Power Plant, 2023. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

About the Artist


Micah Lexier

Micah Lexier is a Toronto-based artist whose activities include making, collecting, and organizing. He has a deep interest in measurement, increment, found imagery and display structures. Lexier’s projects range in scale from limited edition multiples to massive public sculptures.